On a pocket chart we put a "Living" label on one side and a "Non-Living" label on the other side. I took out the flashcards and we discussed the first few pictures together and decided if they were living or non-living. Once they seemed to have the hang of it, I handed each student a flashcard of their own. They each took a turn coming up to the chart, showing their peers their card and then telling us if they thought it was living or non-living. Here is our chart:
The one picture that really stumped the kiddos was Elmo! I mean, he moves, talks and eats and drinks on TV, so why wouldn't he be alive? One of the Kinders told us that Elmo was a puppet and that puppets aren't living things. We had a few minutes left before dismissal time, so, I gave each Kinder a piece of paper folded in half. I instructed them to draw something that was living on one side and non-living on the other. They really enjoyed doing that and their pictures were pretty cute! I didn't get any pictures of them before they took them home. :( Bad blogger mistake!
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